Original Web Series, Added By You!
The New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles is one (their deadline has just passed). Banff has a web series competition (again, deadline is just passed).
There is one in NYC, but I can't put my hands on the URL right now. Keep looking, more and more Film Fests are adding a Web Series component.
My series, Sweet Tarts Takeaway was lucky enough to be nominated for Audience Choice Award at the NMFF. Please consider watching and voting for us. :-)
What I found interesing about the Webbys was that in the drama category, there were several truly independent productions (i.e., not made by "famous" industry types), such as the excellent "Out With Dad". However, looking at the comedy nominees, they were all offerrings from established powerhouses such as NBC and Funny or Die. That's not to say they shouldn't be nominated, I just wonder what it says about the world of comedy and web series development.
Hey Bonnie! :-) ...were you thinking of the New York Television Festival in September?
The Anahiem Film Festival has also added a "New Media space" to their festival....I attended it this year with my series "Asylum" ....you should look for it next year. :)